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What Is Malware And How To Remove It?

What Is Malware And How To Manually Remove It From Your Computer

Malware (Malicious software), is any program or file that is harmful to a computer and user. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses and spyware. These malicious programs perform many functions including stealing, encrypting or deleting sensitive data, altering or hijacking core computing functions and monitoring users' computer activity without permission. There are different types of malware such as adware, spyware, ransomware etc., each of which have unique characteristics and traits.

 
How To Remove Programs From Add Remove Programs List Manually?

How To Remove Programs From Add/Remove Programs List Manually On Windows

The 'Add or Remove Programs' link (later renamed to 'Uninstall a Program') opens the Programs and Features window in Microsoft Windows - this allows you to view which programs are installed, gathers information about each program installed, and allows you to remove any unwanted software. The Add or Remove Programs feature was first introduced with Windows 98.

 
How to solve "Requires a newer version of iTunes"?

Tips how to solve "Requires a newer version of iTunes" problem.

iTunes software is part of the Apple operating system and has a huge following. It is useful software to manage or seek new content for Apple products. If you are an iPhone, iPad, or iPod owner, this tool is invaluable, since it also provides communication between the computer and mobile devices. There are alternatives with third party software, but iTunes is the official product of Apple with the best communication and features.

 
How To Disable Fast User Switching On Windows?

How To Disable Fast User Switching On Windows 7, 8 & 10?

The Fast User Switching feature in Microsoft Windows allows users to login to a computer while keeping other users logged in and their applications running. It allows applications to remain open and in the same state, despite a new person logging in. This allows multiple users to make use of the computer without interrupting what others are working on.

 
How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 10?

How To Easily Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 10

Safe Mode is a diagnostic start-up mode in Windows operating systems used to obtain limited access to Windows when the operating system does not start or function normally. It is the opposite of Normal Mode, which starts Windows in the usual manner. Safe Mode is available on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and most older versions of Windows.

 
How To Fix Your Windows Clock?

How To Fix Your Windows Clock If It Is Showing The Wrong Time On Windows 10

Every Windows user has a clock at the bottom right of their desktop which shows date and time. If your computer is connected with the Internet, it automatically synchronizes the local computer time with the Windows time service to show you the right time. It is a basic function but sometimes the system clock shows the wrong time and this may cause many problems - from overcooking your spaghetti to being late to an important meeting.

 
Mac or MacBook can't detect my external drive.

Mac or MacBook Doesn't recognize External Drives. Troubleshooting tips

Macs like most other computers are well working hardware which includes all the newest technologies, unfortunately sometimes hardware and software miscommunicate and causes issues in proper work. There is a lot of cases when you can fix their communication by your own just following some easy tips. For example external drives are widely used invention which nowadays helps a lot of people save money while trying to expand their drives or data storage without a high-priced upgrades. Also it helps to share large size files in a much easier way. Unfortunately in some cases Macs encounter problems while trying to detect some recently plugged in devices. You may face this issue any time you try to connect your external device, even if it worked well several times before.

 
How To Fix Long Restart Problem?

What To Do If Your Windows 10 Is Restarting Too Long?

Shutting down or restarting your computer may seem to be a simple process that usually takes just a few seconds, however, it can take much longer than it should. Furthermore, a computer restart could even "freeze" during the process. This problem can happen occasionally, especially when upgrading to Windows 10 from earlier versions.

 

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